Phil Woubshet Key2 ConsultingBy: Phil Woubshet
In part 1 of this series, we implemented a solution within the Azure Portal to copy multiple tables from an on-premise SQL Server database to Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly Azure SQL Data Warehouse).

Today’s exercise will be to implement the same solution programmatically using PowerShell.  We will skip the Azure Portal interface entirely.

A PowerShell solution could help augment an existing solution that you build in the Azure Portal that has repeatable elements to it.  You could also utilize a PowerShell solution to launch similar configurations to different resources, servers, data factories, etc.

Here’s an outline of what we will accomplish:

  1. Connect Azure Account
  2. Create Resource Group
  3. Create Data Factory
  4. Create Linked Service
  5. Create Pipeline
  6. Execute Pipeline


PowerShell Module installation

This is a one-time task per machine where you want to run the PowerShell script:


Create Configuration file:


Main Script Components

A. Connect Azure Account


B. Create Resource Group


C. Create Data Factory


D. Create Linked Service to On-Premise SQL Server Database


E. Create Datasets


F. Create Pipelines


G. Execute the Pipeline




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